travel

A Drive to the Columbia Gorge and Hood River, Oregon

A foggy morning gave way to a sunny afternoon as Elaine and I took a drive from Portland up the Columbia Gorge to Hood River for lunch…

A Drive to the Columbia Gorge and Hood River, Oregon

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, Spring 2019

Rhododendrons and magnolias and daffodils and countless other flowers were blooming and the aromas were wonderful…

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, Spring 2019

Superior, Arizona

A funky little mining town along state highway 60, easy to ignore as you drive into the beautiful Superstition Mountains and Tonto National Forest. But it’s worth a stop, particularly for the Boyce Thompson Arboretum…

Superior, Arizona

Face Rock, Oregon

Bandon, Oregon, is one of my favorite beaches in the state, filled to bursting with huge rock features; the most impressive of which is the surreal, unreal beauty of Face Rock…

Face Rock, Oregon

Shore Acres Cliffs, December 2018

The most interesting aspect of the sandstone cliffs is how the water and wind erode the rock into bizarre, alien shapes most succinctly described as “like Swiss cheese”…

Shore Acres Cliffs, December 2018